Category Archives: Reaction to Government interference in church affairs

Greek hierarchs: “Politicians are trying to destroy Orthodoxy in Greece”

September 1, 2017. Several hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have recently spoken out on important topical issues, decrying the current Greek government’s attempts to secularize Greece and move it away from Orthodoxy, reports AgionOros. According to Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, the authorities “are subverting the spiritual foundations of society and trying to transform our eternal institutional values. Their end […]

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Discriminatory laws prepared against the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – a report at the world summit in defense of persecuted christians

May 16, 2017 – The World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians took place in Washington from May 10 to 13, 2017. It was attended by some 600 representatives of various Christian confessions from 136 countries. Along with the problem of oppression and sometimes direct elimination of the Christian population in the Middle East countries, the forum dealt with the […]

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Ukrainian hierarchs and religious leaders comment on anti-church bills to be considered by Supreme Rada

May 16, 2017 – Bills No. 4128 and 4511 to be considered in the Supreme Rada on May 18, 2017, are viewed by representatives of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and other religious leaders in Ukraine as well as secular experts as discriminatory and aimed against the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. In various dioceses of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, signatures […]

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Constantinople does not confirm Groysman’s misinformation about “One Church” in Ukraine

March 23, 2017 – The press release of Constantinople Patriarchate on the occasion of the meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groysman and Patriarch Bartholomew does not contain pledges to ensure assistance in the creation of “one church” in Ukraine. it is testified by the document’s translation from the Greek language, performed by the Union of Orthodox Journalists (UOJ). […]

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